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A woman buys flowers from a florist in Klang February 24, 2017. — Pictures by Saw Siow FengA woman buys flowers from a florist in Klang February 24, 2017. — Pictures by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 – Do you have five minutes to spare? If you’re a resident of Klang and your answer is yes, then Think City would like you to participate in their baseline community survey as they seek ideas to revitalise the Selangor royal town.

Think City has surveyed and helped rejuvenate the inner core of Kuala Lumpur, George Town, Butterworth and most recently Johor Baru is now heading to Klang to carry out a similar task from February 26 to March 31.

“The baseline study will help us understand the business, social and cultural activities in Klang town and to create a strategy that will help revitalise the city,” Lee Jia Ping, KL programme director for Think City, said in a statement today.

Cobblers are seen hard at work fixing shoes in Klang February 24, 2017. Cobblers are seen hard at work fixing shoes in Klang February 24, 2017. The Klang City Rejuvenation (KCR) team, comprising members from Think City, the Klang Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the Klang Indian Chambers of Commerce, the Selangor Malay Chambers of Commerce and in partnership with the Klang Municipal Council, will be collecting basic information from businesses, households, government organisations, non-for-profits and education institutions and will seek the community’s views on how the area can be improved.

Their focus areas are mainly within the financial and heritage districts that flank the Klang River.

Residents can help by answering their questions when approached by the team of 18 enumerators. You can recognise them by their uniforms and they will also have identification tags.

“The baseline study is an important first step to the rejuvenation of Klang town and will help us to make informed decisions as we work towards promoting the protection and development of living heritage, culture and architecture as well as contribute towards the promotion of Klang as one of the tourist hotspots in Malaysia,” Ter Leong Leng, chairman of the KCR project working committee said in the statement.

A man enjoys his lunch at a shop selling photo frames in Klang February 24, 2017.A man enjoys his lunch at a shop selling photo frames in Klang February 24, 2017.Those seeking more information can contact Hui Wai Chung at Tel: 03-2260-1095 or email: waichung.hui@thinkcity.com.my

Think City is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad that is funded by Yayasan Hasanah that seeks to create more liveable and sustainable cities in Malaysia.

It was established in 2009 to rejuvenate the Unesco heritage core of George Town, Penang and has since expanded its work to Butterworth, Kuala Lumpur and most recently Johor Baru.

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